Episode 227

New Releases and More for September 24, 2019

This week, Liberty and Sharifah discuss The Water Dancer, The Dutch House, The Shadow King, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

The World That We Knew: A Novel by Alice Hoffman 

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays by Leslie Jamison

The Shadow King: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste 

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger 

Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker

What we’re reading:

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

More books out this week:

Hudson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller by Paddy Hirsch 

Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter edited by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith

Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall 

Violet by Scott Thomas

Rat Rule 79 (Yonder) by Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)

Wrapped Up in You: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis 

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Japanese Ghost Stories by Lafcadio Hearn and Paul Murray

Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi Moore

No Judgments: A Novel by Meg Cabot

High School by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin

How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-Smith 

A Dream So Dark (A Blade So Black) by L.L. McKinney 

The Warrior Moon by K. Arsenault Rivera

Grave Importance (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel) by Vivian Shaw 

In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth by Jack Goldsmith

New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop by Fatima Bhutto

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones 

The Crossed-Out Notebook: A Novel by Nicolás Giacobone, Megan McDowell (translator)

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

Doppelganger by Daša Drndic, S.D. Curtis and Celia Hawkseworth (translators)

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido  

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo 

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring  

Rusty Brown by Chris Ware

Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir) by Jackson Bird

A Fist or a Heart by Kristín Eiríksdóttir and Larissa Kyzer

Sins of the Fathers: A J.P. Beaumont Novel by J. A Jance 

Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep by Erin Carlson 

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austi

Slay by Brittney Morris

Breaking and Mending: A memoir of burnout, recovery and the journey to become a doctor (Life Lines) by Joanna Cannon 

The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) by Rick Riordan 

Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution by Tim Smedley

The Braid: A Novel by Laetitia Colombani

The Incompletes by Sergio Chejfec, Heather Cleary (translator)

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by László Krasznahorkai and Ottilie Mulzet

Family Record (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Patrick Modiano and Mark Polizzotti

I’m From Nowhere by Linsday Lerman

Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe by S. James Gates, Cathie Pelletier

How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics by Lauren Duca

Until Stones Become Lighter Than Water (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Lobo Antunes, António and Jeff Love

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell 

Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag: Twenty-First-Century Acts of Self-Definition edited by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

Blood in the Water: A Thriller by Jack Flynn

The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie

Invisible as Air by Zoe Fishman 

The Fool and Other Moral Tales by Anne Serre, Mark Hutchinson (translator)

The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen